Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms

Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms some of the best known stuffed mushrooms. These stuffed mushrooms have been on the menu at the Olive Garden for many years now. You can make these at home for much less than at the restaurant. They are easy to make, and you can make as many as you want.

A platter of homemade Olive Garden stuffed mushrooms

Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms have been on the menu at the Olive Garden for many years now and are some of the most loved stuffed mushrooms. Everyone loves stuffed mushrooms, and you can make these at home for much less than you’d pay at the restaurant.

They are quite easy to make, and, what’s more, you can stuff as many mushrooms as you like. These seafood stuffed mushrooms make perfect appetizers or snacks for your next party.

About the Olive Garden Restaurant

The first Olive Garden opened up in Orlando, and the rest is history. There are now more than 800 Olive Gardens across North America. What’s better than eating a heaping bowl of pasta and drinking wine with all your favorite people at the Olive Garden? The Olive Garden lives up to its motto:

An idealized Italian family meal, whether you’re Italian or not!

Why this copycat Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms recipe works

This recipe for stuffed mushrooms works because it has a lot more flavor than your everyday stuffed mushroom. The addition of different cheeses and the flavor of clams really adds a lot of unique flavor to this much-loved appetizer.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make clam stuffed mushrooms:

  • Mushrooms
  • Clams
  • Green onion
  • Egg
  • Fresh garlic
  • Garlic salt
  • Italian bread crumbs
  • Oregano leaves
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Romano cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
Olive Garden stuffed mushrooms ingredients on a round wood board

What Kinds of Mushrooms are Best for Stuffing?

When making appetizer-sized stuffed mushrooms, large white button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms are most commonly used. If you want larger stuffed mushrooms, you can use portobello mushrooms.

When buying mushrooms, look for ones that are firm and plump because this indicates freshness.

Mushrooms need to be cleaned thoroughly before stuffing. A soft brush or a dishcloth can be used to remove dirt from the mushroom cap. Once cleaned, mushrooms should be given a rinse under cold water and allowed to dry before being stuffed.

  • Fresh mushrooms may be stored in a plastic bag for 3 to 4 days in your refrigerator.
  • Purchase mushrooms without any blemishes because they will last longer if you aren’t going to cook with them the first day.

How to Make Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Wash the mushrooms, remove the stems, and pat dry. Save the stems for another recipe.
  2. Drain the clams and reserve the liquid.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together the clams, green onion, minced garlic, garlic, salt, butter, and oregano.
  4. Add egg, breadcrumbs, and clam juice and mix everything together.
  5. Add the cheeses into the clam stuffing and stir until well blended.
  6. Place the clam mixture in each mushroom cavity and make it into a small mound.
    stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet before being baked
  7. Place the mushrooms in a lightly oiled baking dish and pour melted butter over the mushrooms.
  8. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
  9. Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the mushrooms with freshly grated mozzarella cheese. Place the dish back in the oven until the cheese is slightly melted.
  10. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
Stuffed mushrooms in a baking dish.

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Homemade Olive Garden stuffed mushrooms in a serving dish.

Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms

Everyone enjoys a great stuffed mushroom, and these are awesome. It’s like having Olive Garden mushrooms at home! This copycat recipe for Olive Garden stuffed mushrooms is crowd-pleasing. This recipe is a winner in my family, and it will be in yours.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Olive Garden Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 279kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces mushrooms
  • 6 ounces clams drained
  • 1 tablespoon green onion chopped fine
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon Romano cheese finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese finely grated for stuffing
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese finely grated for garnish
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Wash the mushrooms, remove the stems, and pat dry. Save the stems for another recipe. Drain the clams and reserve the liquid.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together clams, green onion, minced garlic, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon soft butter, and oregano. Add egg, breadcrumbs, and clam juice and mix everything together. Stir the cheeses into the clam stuffing until well blended.
  • Place the clam mixture in each mushroom cavity and make it into a small mound. You should be able to stuff between 8 and 12 mushrooms depending on the size of the mushrooms. Place the mushrooms in a lightly-oiled baking dish. Pour 1/4 cup melted butter over the mushrooms.
  • Cover and place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 35 – 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the mushrooms with freshly grated mozzarella cheese. Pop them back in the oven until the cheese is just slightly melted.
  • Garnish with freshly diced parsley. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Renata

    I liked the recipe, but in my opinion, it did not taste exactly like Olive Garden mushrooms because of too much breadcrumbs. They weren’t just as juicy. Olive Garden mushrooms have way less breadcrumbs. I only put 3 table spoons instead of half a cup, and it was too much!

  2. KB

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. Always been a fan of the Olive Garden stuffed mushrooms until they recently changed the recipe and in my opinion are horrible. This recipe definitely reminds me of the original delicious version!

    • Dee Thompson

      5 stars
      It does say a 6 oz can of clams, so assuming juice drained from that can. This juice is added with the egg and breadcrumbs as listed in directions. I made these several times and they are great. I didn’t change a thing ??

  3. James Lindley

    I could only find 10 ounce cans of clams. I doubled the recipe and included the stems, chopped finely, in the stuffing. My wife raved about them, so it was a success.

  4. Selena

    I’m not big on clams or anything else in the seafood line. I do like salmon. Could the salmon be used in place of the clams?

  5. Baltisraul......

    I made a double batch. 10 with clams and 10 with crawfish meat. With the crawfish I used seafood stock for the clam juice, Old Bay for the oregano and regular bread crumbs for the Italian style. Could not tell you which disappeared first because I didn’t get any by the time I got outside to join in!

  6. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    I made these stuffed mushrooms for my parents 50th anniversary party! They disappeared so fast! I think I found the majority of the appetizers for their party on this site! Our food was so good it was gone so fast!

  7. tricia

    which amount of butter do over the mushrooms last the 1/4c amount or the 1 tbsp
    You use the melted butter at the end, and the softened butter to mix with.

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